Re: 10 Reasons why GOD HATES SOCCER!
Originally Posted by handmaiden
Not only is soccer a kids game, but some of the kids playing it are girls!
Any sport that can be played by girls that boys also play is , by definition, gay.
Take figure skating--duh! Take baseball-- boys play it, but girls play softball.
Now take football-- there is no girls' football! Football is warrior training and girls are not fit for such activity. Girls cheer on the warrior/players as is right in God's eyes. Just as the women of the Bible praised David in his victories.
I Samuel 21:11- "Did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul has slain his thousands and David his ten thousands?"
Goooo David! Or better yet, Goooooo Jesus!
Actually not all sports that can be played by girls that boys also play are gay. Rugby Union is not usually gay.
New Zealand's Black Ferns are the Women's Rugby (Union) World Cup Champions. The first Women's Rugby World Cup was held in 1991, and won by the United States of America!
2010 Women's World Cup: Black Ferns countdown
James Mortimer - (14/05/2010)
Just over three months, and under 100 days until the current World Champions, the Black Ferns, begin their title defence with a match against the South African women at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England.
The sixth edition of the Women’s World Cup will see the Black Ferns not only attempt to defend their title, but also try to win their fourth consecutive global crown, having won in Netherlands, Spain and Canada over the last 12 years.
This year there is clearly a considerable focus on Women’s rugby, with the Rugby Football Union for Women (RFUW) and organising body Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) keen to deliver a memorable and exciting tournament, played in England over August and September.
RWCL Chairman Bernard Lapasset heralded the countdown of the tournament, with an official function held midweek to celebrate the 100 day mark.
“This landmark represents the countdown to what promises to be a memorable and ultimately successful Women's Rugby World Cup,” Lapasset said to www.rwcwomens.com
“In 100 days' time, the top 12 international teams in the world will compete for the ultimate prize in Women's fifteen-a-side rugby in what will be a true celebration of the strength and stature of the Women's game.”
“We are confident that planning and preparation are ahead of schedule and excitement around the tournament is growing by the day.”
The Black Ferns have had a mixed build up.
Cancellation of the Women’s NPC was an unfortunate but necessary manoeuvre after the challenging financial landscape post Global Financial Crisis. The proposed series against Canada also fell through, leaving the New Zealand women with no top level competition, but the act had a silver lining for the World Champions.
The Black Ferns have been able to spend a large amount of time together as a unit, and knew too well they were far from untouchable as a world power, considering their loss to England in their final game at Twickenham late last year.
Vicky Heighway, who was the captain of the Black Ferns on last year’s English tour (beat England A, and drew the two test series with England), reflected on the team as the build up began to move up a notch.
"In many ways, no NPC this year has benefited the Black Ferns as we have a lot of time together away from those games and it's allowed fringe players more time to work and try and get into the squad,” Heighway said to leading women’s rugby site scrumqueens.com
"If the NPC had been on this year you'd expect the Black Ferns squad to have been picked by now but instead we've got a larger group of players with more time to fight for players."
"The ideal think would be for us to have some games in June or July but that not being the case we've got a regional tournament for the top 100 players in the country in Hamilton then so we need to make the most of that."
"We've been working individually on our own fitness and weight trainings over our summer and getting together regionally to build on that. We recently got together for a Black Ferns camp in Rotorua with 34 players and with the way our season works it was the first taste of contact a lot of us have had in a while so it was a bit of an initiation for the body to get used to again!"
The Black Ferns will approach the tournament as warm favourites, although England will be a formidable challenge, considering their morale boosting win against the champions last year, and the fact that they are the home team.
New Zealand will face South Africa, Australia and Wales in Pool A, with all group matches played at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford.
It is a tough pool that will quickly get the Black Ferns back to full match fitness, with the real threats to come from the hosts, France, Canada and the United States.
The semi-finals, third place playoff and final will be played at the Twickenham Stoop, the home of Harlequins in the western suburbs of London.
The Black Ferns expected England to be their biggest threat.
“England are always well drilled with strong set pieces and around the field perhaps in the last game we didn't adjust quick enough to how they were playing. They are always a huge threat and we know this World Cup will be really competitive,” Heighway said.
The hosts will have an advantage in the fact that they played in the 2010 Women’s Six Nations tournament. England cantered through the tournament, winning all five matches and the Grand Slam, scoring 156 points and 26 tries while conceding just the 15 points.
France finished second, losing to England 11-10.
The 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup begins on the 20th August, with the final scheduled for the 5th September.
Provisional Black Ferns squad
Shakira Baker (Wellington),Zoey Berry (Otago), Kelly Brazier (Otago), Olivia Coady (Canterbury), Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury), Barbara Chittock (Canterbury), Victoria Grant (nee Blackledge) (Auckland), Halie Hurring (Canterbury), Victoria Heighway (Auckland), Trish Hina (Auckland), Carla Hohepa (Otago), Linda Itunu (Auckland), Emma Jensen (Auckland), Crystal Kaua (Auckland), Justine Lavea (Auckland), Ruth McKay (Manawatu), Rebecca Mahoney (nee Hull) (Wellington), Beth Mallard (Otago), Huriana Manuel (Auckland), Amanda Murphy (Canterbury), Karina Penetito (Auckland), Casey Robertson (Canterbury), Vita Robinson (Auckland), Claire Rowat (Wellington), Melissa Ruscoe (Canterbury), Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox (Canterbury), Anika Tiplady (Canterbury), Doris Taufateau (Auckland), Teresa Te Tamaki (Auckland), Kimberly Smith (Canterbury), Aimee Sutorius (Wellington), Shaan Waru (Hawke’s Bay), Renee Wickcliffe (Auckland)
Unavailable for camp: Aroha Savage (injured) and Fiao’o Faamausili, Amiria Rule (injured), Faanati Aniseko (bereavement leave).
The qualifiers for the Rugby World Cup 2010
Europe - 6 teams
England and France qualified directly as runner-up and third place in the WRWC 2006. Wales and Ireland qualified for the tournament as second and third in the RBS Ladies 6 Nations 2009. Scotland and Sweden, qualified as the top two teams from the FIRA-AER Women’s European Trophy 2009, held in Sweden from May 17 to May 23 2009. This competition was made up of the 5th and 6th placed Six Nations teams (Scotland and Italy) as well as Spain, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Germany and Belgium.
Americas - 2 teams
USA and Canada qualified directly
Africa - 1 team
South Africa qualified directly
Asia - 1 team
Kazakhstan won the ARFU Women’s XV Tournament, defeating Japan in the final 43-5, to qualify as the Asia representative.
Oceania - 2 teams
New Zealand qualified directly as winner of the WRWC 2006.
Australia beat Samoa in a one off ma
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